"Normal" in New York

So here I am, waking up at 10 AM, only to sit down and write a blog post with a husband still sound asleep. Blissful, no?

We're in the city for the weekend after a tense work week of emergency meetings, early work hours and varied commutes. As we both settle into work schedules, I wonder what will be "normal" for Blake and I in the future. Will it always be like this - rearranging the day to fit in dinner, figuring out train schedules, trying to leave the house in some semblance of order? I love the idea, and always have. A busy but happy life (especially out of New York City) is an ideal. But, as we sleep for 9 hours on a Saturday to make up for it, I can't help but feel that my dreams of life in the city with my time in high demand will have to come second to the man sleeping next to me. Of course, there will be compromises. That's marriage, I'm told. In all of it, I hope he always knows that he comes before work.

That said, my schedule was flexible this week because the business I work for (Wall Street Exodus) is trying to utilize all time available before leaving for Honduras on August 13th. I've been running to meetings, compiling investor information, publicizing, and assisting the company's chief catalyst.

We've met with a number of important media professionals that are willing to give advice and support on the project. On Thursday, Chad (company president) and I travelled into the city for meetings with the author of "Gringo Nightmare", a number of camera people, a former news anchor, a senior producer from WowHouse Pictures, and a senior producer from Fox. Some of these people will be making the trip to Honduras with us, while others are advisors. Though we met in what had to be one of the loudest bars in New York (48 Lounge), we got a lot accomplished.

On the return train ride, we were joined by the producer from Fox, who was able to provide his job description and advice on how I could soon get myself a salary job in the business. Since then, we've spoken on the phone about my role in Wall Street Exodus. He seems to think I fit the role of assistant producer, so we're moving in that direction. God has an interesting sense of humor.

Yesterday I worked from Westport after dropping Blake off at the train station at 9 AM. He had a meeting in the city, so I met him there after work for a quick dinner and "Next to Normal". This show, though incredibly sad, is a must see. The score is incredible, the acting was impeccable, and the idea that it presents is similar to Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" - compelling.

Which brings me to morning; I am assisted by a Starbucks cup of coffee from the corner, the promise of sunshine in the park, the knowledge that I will have an excellent dinner tonight at Sardi's, and the comfort in a Scrubs marathon with Blake's friend Dave post-dinner.

Life is busy. Life is blessed.